This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento®. The opinions and text are all mine.
As life twists and turns in every direction, it becomes a challenge to take better care of yourself. As a wife and mother, I understand how hard it is to make that time to take care of your body. However, no matter how busy you are, you can make time to take care of your body.
Here are the 5 ways that I take care of my body:
Incorporating a Daily Workout
You don’t have to follow any specific workout. I simply just choose to be active each day. I have no workout routine. I use my elliptical trainer at home for 15-20 minutes, and then I spend a little time doing simple aerobic and stretching exercises. Literally, only a half hour a day will do wonders. If you can’t get half an hour in, just start with a 10-minute jog-in-place routine. Anything is better than nothing.
It can be tough to stick to a diet! Especially those diets that ask you to cut certain things out of your life. Instead of trying to stick to one of those diets and failing, I have just decided to incorporate more wholesome foods into my eating habits.
Instead of reaching for the potato chips, I fuel my day with Sargento® snacks from Harris Teeter. Sargento offers a variety of nutritious and delicious snacks that help me to eat better and feel better about what I am putting in my body.
Here are some of the snack options from Sargento that I really enjoy throughout my day:
Sunrise Balanced Breaks: I love these as a mid-morning snack after my workout. It’s got a combination of savory natural cheese, dried fruit, and other nutritious ingredients that makes me feel like I’m ready to meet my daily goals!
String & Stick: The String and Stick cheese snacks from Sargento work great as a midday snack or as a side with lunch. They’re great to pair with light crackers, veggies or fruits.
Balanced Breaks: I love the variety of natural cheese pieces paired with crunchy roasted nuts and sweet dried fruits in these snacks. They’re great as afternoon snacks!
Sweet Balanced Breaks: Sometimes I get a craving for something sweet. The Sweet Balanced Breaks are a great way to combat that craving!
So, if you’re looking for a way to eat better, Sargento snacks are a nutritious, natural source of protein that taste great and help make it easier to let go of those bad-for-you snacks.
I get my Sargento cheese snacks in the dairy section of my local Harris Teeter store. What’s even better, you can save $0.75 on Sargento Snacks at your local Harris Teeter from 5/29/19 – 6/25/19!
Getting Enough Sleep
Not getting enough sleep can lead to weight gain! This is because our body needs to be able to rest. Research suggests that adults need 7-9 hours of sleep every night. Start by going to bed just 10-minutes earlier and continue this pattern until you are getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night.
Drinking More Water
Our bodies are made up of 70% water! When a car is out of coolant (its water), it overheats and shuts down. Well, the same thing happens with our bodies. Without enough water, we begin to feel sluggish, tired and ready to shut down. I try to drink several 8 ounce glasses of water per day. It is recommended to drink 1 liter per day.
Life is stressful and stress can wreak a lot of havoc on your body. In fact, it can lead to health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. So, it is always important to unplug from the stresses of life. You can do this by taking a bath, meditating, going for a walk, or just leaving the house and going for a drive for 10 minutes. Let go of your thoughts, breathe in deeply and relax. Unplugging from everyone and everything (phone and electronics included) allows you to de-stress your body.